Inside promotion: Chicago names CTO Danielle DuMerer as CIO replacement
After the exit of former Chief Information Officer Brenna Berman in May, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has appointed DuMurer to continue Chicago's smart city and civic tech efforts.
Fragmented but not broken: America's smart cities bind together
A disjointed marketplace and immature regulatory environment make the technologist's pursuit of a futuristic smart city complicated, but leadership from the nation's top smart cities and organizations is forging a path forward.
Chicago CIO Brenna Berman departs for urban innovation nonprofit
The new role will carry over some of her experience with the city working with sensors and the Internet of Things.
Citizen engagement and collaboration critical to developing smart cities, tech officials say
Tech officials in three large U.S. cities say they are encountering more engaged citizens for their smart cities projects, despite potential citizen concerns around privacy.
Do cities need a point-person to lead innovation?
Former Baltimore Mayor and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley advocated for cities and states to employ a chief innovation officer, while Chicago CIO Brenna Berman disagreed.
10 smart cities to watch
StateScoop interviewed dozens of industry and public sector officials to identify 10 cities — from Austin to New York to San Francisco — that are setting the pace pursuing smart city strategies.
Chicago releases first technology strategy
The City of Chicago released its first technology plan on Tuesday that features 28 initiatives within five broad strategies to create a framework to help the city realize its vision of becoming a place where technology fuels opportunity.